Docetaxel and Irinotecan in Treating Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of docetaxel and irinotecan in treating patients who have advanced solid tumors.
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Drug: irinotecan hydrochloride
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Dose Escalation Trial of Docetaxel Plus Irinotecan in Patients With Advanced Cancer|
|Study Start Date:||April 1999|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2006|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of irinotecan when combined with docetaxel in patients with advanced solid malignancies. II. Determine the dose limiting toxicity of this regimen in these patients. III. Assess any antitumor activity of this regimen in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation, multicenter study of irinotecan. Patients receive docetaxel IV over 1 hour followed immediately by irinotecan IV over 30 minutes on days 1, 8, 15, and 22. Treatment continues every 6 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of irinotecan until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 6 patients experience dose limiting toxicity. Patients are followed every 3 months for 1 year, then every 6 months thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 15-25 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, Connecticut|
|Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06520-8028|
|Bennett Cancer Center|
|Stamford, Connecticut, United States, 06902|
|Study Chair:||John R. Murren, MD||Yale University|